When facing a challenge in one part of our life, we tend to ignore the effect it has on the rest. We ‘keep calm and carry on’, and even take pride in not bringing our problem into work, our relationships or any other part of our life. We shrug it off with comments or thoughts like ‘It is what it is”, “It could be worse”, or “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” – or even worse, we don’t acknowledge the effects at all and just keep pushing through. We numb ourselves to what is happening.
But when one part of your life is ‘off’, all parts feel it, and one of the biggest mistakes we make is not paying enough attention to what is going on with us. We don’t check if we are okay. We don’t take care of ourselves.